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Memorials for the Future Competition

  • 1.  Memorials for the Future Competition

    Posted 04-14-2016 10:20
    Edited by Akanksha Singh 04-14-2016 10:20
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    The National Park Service and National Capital Planning Commission in collaboration with Van Alen Institute are pleased to launch Memorials for the Future, a competition to re-imagine the way we think about, experience, and create memorials.

    Memorials for the Future will propose new alternatives to Washington DC’s traditional approach to permanent commemoration, creating fresh ideas for honoring our diverse histories, heritage, and culture, as the National Park Service celebrates its centennial this year.

    Three teams will receive a $15,000 stipend to participate in a research and design process to re-envision the way we create memorials. We encourage submissions from multidisciplinary teams, including designers and social scientists to installation artists and historians! Spread the word to your friends and colleagues, and contact our Competitions team with questions.

    For more information about the competition, please visit

    Teams are encouraged to pre-register their interest by 11:59 p.m. EDT on April 18, 2016

    Attached is The Request for Concepts (RFC) brief.

    Akanksha Singh
    AIA Knowledge
    Washington DC

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